Some of the greatest footballers of all time have been diminutive, quick, clever players, often operating out wide or just off a centre-forward.
He's attracting interest from some of world's biggest clubs but Tottenham Hotspur were once named one of favourites to sign Italy star Marco Verratti.
Should Liverpool make a move for Marco Verratti of Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window?
Qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is all but over, leaving us to notice just how much world-class talent will miss out on this summer's tournament. Manchester United and Arsenal stars feature.
Sampdoria youngster Lucas Torreira has been watched by Everton - and compared to PSG's Marco Verratti.
Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira has a long way to go to match Marco Verratti - but there's a reason why Everton are keen.
Real Madrid's Isco starred as Spain cruised past Italy in a World Cup qualifier - if only Tottenham Hotspur got their man.
Manchester United are keen on Marco Verratti.
Verratti's club, Paris Saint-Germain, were linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli this week.
Arsenal and PSG finished with 10 men in their Champions League opener.